Summer camps are having trouble finding enough staffers; some are cutting back

Aug 10, 2022
In Maine, home to many summer camps, a YMCA camp had to limit its capacity to 80 kids due to staffing issues.
Camp Director Chris Shea hands prizes to campers at a day camp operated by the YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston in central Maine.
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Crypto for kids?

Apr 14, 2022
A conversation with Rebecca Jennings of Vox on the growing new industry that teaches children about cryptocurrency, NFTs and Web3.
Internet culture reporter Rebecca Jennings says a growing cohort of camps, startups and media aim to prepare children for the future of the internet. What lessons are the kids learning?
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After a lost summer, demand for camp is "through the roof"

May 12, 2021
Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott, Arizona, reopens later this month. Families are ready to send kids back, but hiring remains a challenge.
There's a lot of pent-up demand for summer camp. Above, a summer camp in Lake Hughes, California.
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Summer is here. Is camp safe?

Jun 29, 2020
Many day camps are opening, many sleepaway camps are not. Parents are trying to decide if it’s safe, and worth it.
Many day camps are opening this summer, but a lot of parents are worried about COVID-19.
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Summer camp has grown into a very big business

Jul 7, 2017
Millions of kids attend camps, which increasingly have to offer more than just color wars and swimming lessons to win customers
At the Admiral Farragut Academy summer camp a senior cadet instructs a younger camper on how to use a bow, circa 1950.
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